Tag Archives: Sacred Heart

Holy Communion with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  We are still in the Octave of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and I want to attempt to capture something of my thoughts and feelings on receiving Holy Communion last Friday, on the Feast itself. Since receiving Holy Communion on that Feast, I have been focussed on the meaning of the words, Our […]

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Feast of the Sacred Heart III

    We approach the Feast of the Sacred Heart. In order to prepare ourselves, let us consider the history that gave birth to this great Feast. It is the Third Apparition of the Sacred Heart to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque that is relevant here. Known as the Great Revelation, this Third Apparition took place […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part V

I have been writing here, a very personal series of reflexions, uncomfortably personal … I want to start picking up the threads now and drawing to a close in the next two or three entries. At the heart of this little series has been my own painful struggle with modernity. The crisis of our modern […]

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Sacred Heart: Make My Heart Like Unto Thine

    Cor Jesu, rex et centrum omnium cordium, misere nobis. Heart of Jesus, King and Centre of all Hearts, have mercy on us … Such is one of the central thirty three petitions of the Litany of the Sacred Heart. O My Lord, Thou art the King and Centre of my heart. And yet […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part III

Very personal thoughts regarding Valentin Tomberg and the French Counter Revolutionary tradition of the Sacred Heart.

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Timothy T. O’Donnell: Swords Around the Cross (Review)

Ireland, O Ireland! Here is a fine book about Catholic Ireland, the Catholic Faith and Christendom – from Timothy T. O’Donnell of Christendom College.

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part II

Further reflexions on Valentin Tomberg and the Catholic Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which commenced in Paray-le-Monial, France through the Apparitions to St Margaret Mary.

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Valentin Tomberg, the Sacred Heart and Catholic France – More Very Personal Reflexions

Catholic France, the Sacred Heart, Valentin Tomberg and Paray-le-Monial … some very personal reflexions.

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Bleeding Heart Conservative

Bleeding heat liberal is an unfortunate term indeed. A little suggestion that the Catholic origins of this term point to a need for bleeding heart conservatives …

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Feast of the Sacred Heart II

Last year, Roger wrote at length about the Feast of the Sacred Heart – so nearly forgotten by the post Vatican II Church. This year, I would simply like to say: Praise be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – burning with love and mercy for each and every one of us, every moment […]

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On Rennes-le-Chateau, the Cathars, the New Age and the Da Vinci Code …

What the New Age misses: The traditional Catholic elements to Rennes-le-Chateau and the Sauniere inspiration of the Da Vinci Code.

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 4: In Tridentine Catholicism

In Tridentine Catholicism, symbols and imagery of the Sacred Heart rose to prominence, whilst at the same time they were sneered at by the new mentality.

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 3: On the Edge of Modernity

On the edge of modernity, images and symbols of the Sacred Heart of Jesus began to appear.

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 2: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

We have remarked last time that from the beginning of the modern era, following the Renaissance and Reformation, the Catholic countries across the world began to be awash in images of His Sacred Heart – in churches, monasteries, schools and private homes. The call even went forth to place it on the flags of whole […]

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 1: Origins

First part of a series discussing symbols and imagery in the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Imago: Things to come …

The Sacré Coeur de Montmartre in Paris. Basilica of continuous Eucharistic Adoration, built by Catholic France to honour the request from the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary …

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter Revolution (Part VI)

We have been considering the notion of the decay of civilisation in Valentin Tomberg’s writing. And in this series, it is being suggested that Valentin Tomberg’s Catholic works are a twofold response – legal and hermetic – of an authentic genius and saint (albeit uncanonised) to world degeneration. Now the idea of degeneration into materialism […]

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Partaking in His Fatal Sadness

Saint Margaret Mary before the Sacred Heart – from Tuam Cathedral, Ireland. Design: Joshua Clarke. Photograph courtesy Andreas F. Borchert under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license. The practice of praying the Holy Hour began with the words Our Lord spoke to St Margaret Mary in Paray-le-Monial, when He said: “Every Thursday night, I shall give you a […]

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The Pope’s Legion by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

The Pope’s Legion: Charles A. Coulombe writing about the Sixties – a very different Sixties …

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On the Sacred Heart, the Crisis of Catholic Tradition and the New Age Movement

A traditional Catholic looks at the Crisis of the Church, modern materialism and the New Age movement.

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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

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    ”Roger Buck ... in the spirit of Chesterton and Belloc ... takes on everything—from the reforms of Vatican II to the New Age ... a wonderful book.”— MICHAEL MARTIN

    ”A tale of whimsical fantasy, melancholy realism, and supernatural joy ... Buck’s deftly-reasoned post-modern apologetic for full-blooded Catholicism—a Syllabus of Errors in narrative form, a rousing hymn to ‘meaning, grace, beauty, life’.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

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    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

     

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    ”Buck goes to the heart of the problem paralyzing our broken-hearted world ... moving beyond the spirit of the age to the Spirit who moves all ages.” — JOSEPH PEARCE

    ”In this elegant feast of a book, Roger Buck ... expertly skewers the modern world ... without a drop of malice in his compassionate soul ... to reveal the bright, shining love and truth at the center of the universe—symbolised by the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and incarnate in the Catholic Church.” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”A great service to the Church ... Buck shows that the New Age is an attempt, however flawed, to escape the materialism of modernity, and that it is Catholicism in its traditional forms that can best reveal the immense reality of the suffering and love for all mankind of Christ’s Sacred Heart.”— JOSEPH SHAW

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